From Evie Gottbreht (65):
The last email made me think about the day that Charlton Heston came to town…..he landed in a small plane in the Berube pasture…..remember it had a wind flag and that was where little planes would land…..
Several of the Gottbreht kids went to see Mr. Heston arrive, he picked up my sister Lori and gave her a kiss….Phyllis McKay and myself were way too busy playing in the lagoon for that Hollywood “stuff”. Were we really 9 years old playing at the lagoon? What were our parents thinking……all that freedom. We were probably smoking cigarettes.
He stayed at Dales in #9, our family called that the Charleston Heston Suite…..I doubt today you could get an actor to land in a pasture in North Dakota to dedicate anything!
PS Winter in California has been great. Lots of snow on the mountains that I can see almost everyday, lots of rain so everything else is green, with my work I drive along the ocean to San Diego several times a month. I absolutely love California but the things I like about myself I learned in North Dakota!
From Mona Dionne Johnson (48):
I remember Albert Ledoux well. He lived in Thorne, ND as I did, when I
was a kid I remember he was good to us kids, and when I was 12 or so,
learned to drive while sitting in his lap and then graduating to the
whole bit of driving by myself. He was a very good carpenter. He was
also a Vet of World War II.
I too remember Charlton Heston at the Peace Garden – there with my
family – one hot day !!
Mona Johnson (48)